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THE MISMATCH GAME to Return to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 8/29-30THE MISMATCH GAME to Return to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 8/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

It's time once again to "get ready to match the stars" with a new edition of Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times calls, "witty, ribald ... an adventure in surrealist era bending." The side-splitting parody of the 70s game show returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two hilarious nights, Saturday, August 29 at 8pm and Sunday, August 30 at 7pm.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAME at Ojai Art Center TheaterBWW Reviews: MAME at Ojai Art Center Theater
by Cary Ginell - Jul 27, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, MACK & MABEL take over Chichester, LOVE LETTERS heads out on tour and more! (more...)

Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT Homeless Youth Breaks Ground in ManhattanBea Arthur Residence for LGBT Homeless Youth Breaks Ground in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

On Monday, July 20, 2015, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bea Arthur Residence, an 18-bed residence for homeless LGBT youth operated by the Ali Forney Center. In 2012 the New York City Council and the Manhattan Borough President awarded $3,300,000 for the renovation of a long vacant building owned by the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation Development. The building has now been turned over to the Ali Forney Center in partnership with Cooper Square Committee, and renovations are beginning this month. It is anticipated that the building will begin to provide housing by the end of 2016.  (more...)

Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT Homeless Youth Breaks Ground in ManhattanBea Arthur Residence for LGBT Homeless Youth Breaks Ground in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

On Monday, July 20, 2015, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bea Arthur Residence, an 18-bed residence for homeless LGBT youth operated by the Ali Forney Center. In 2012 the New York City Council and the Manhattan Borough President awarded $3,300,000 for the renovation of a long vacant building owned by the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation Development. The building has now been turned over to the Ali Forney Center in partnership with Cooper Square Committee, and renovations are beginning this month. It is anticipated that the building will begin to provide housing by the end of 2016.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFallBWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2015

You will never in your life see a MAME like this one. It's a banquet of bliss. (more...)

FAST COMPANY Completes Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Announced!FAST COMPANY Completes Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Carla Ching's family caper comedy FAST COMPANY completes the 2015-16 Lyric Stage season! (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastJustin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the eighth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Justin Vivian Bond. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

freeFall Theatre's MAME Begins 7/11freeFall Theatre's MAME Begins 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Other members of MAME production team include: Michael Raabe (Musical Director), David M. Kovach (Costumes), Mike Wood (Lighting) Susan Haldeman (Wigs) and Greg Bierce (Sets). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, It's Time to Start Living! PIPPIN Dances in to Fisher Theatre Thru June 21BWW Reviews: Oh, It's Time to Start Living! PIPPIN Dances in to Fisher Theatre Thru June 21
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 15, 2015

'What is my purpose in life?' is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for their existence. Finding one's raison d'etre could be the ever-elusive challenge, and should you never discover it, you are in good company. It is an existential question that lingers eternally for people who really want to have a life that matters. Now on stage at The Fisher Theatre is the musical PIPPIN, the tale of existential woe. (more...)

THE MEETING, Hosted by Justin Sayre, to Return to OASIS, 8/1THE MEETING, Hosted by Justin Sayre, to Return to OASIS, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 PM after a sold out debut show in April. (more...)

BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME to Return for Gay PrideBEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME to Return for Gay Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Jason B. Schmidt, star of Christmas With The Crawfords, stars as Tony Award winner Bea Arthur in his one man show, BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME in celebration of Gay Pride. The one night only performance is June 26th at 7:00pm, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Oasis San Francisco Announces June 2015 LineupOasis San Francisco Announces June 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Oasis (298 11th Street), San Francisco's hottest new nightclub and cabaret theater, kicks off the summer season with a diverse lineup of new and returning musical acts, comedy shows, dance parties, and drag performances. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nora Burns in HOUSE OF TARDS at Stonewall InnBWW Interviews: Nora Burns in HOUSE OF TARDS at Stonewall Inn
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2015

'HOUSE OF TARDS' by the comic trio Unitard will play two more shows at Stonewall Inn on Thursday, May 21st and Thursday, May 28th at 8:00 pm. We interviewed Nora Burns, one of the performers and founding members of the group. (more...)

Carl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastCarl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the seventh episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Carl Siciliano, founder of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth. The show is available on iTunes here.  Every June, Sayre's event Night of a Thousand Judys honors Judy Garland for Pride and raises money for the organization. Carl explains how the center was formed, who Ali Forney was and the challenges they face with fundraising. The first six episodes of the show - featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 PM to conclude the Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran last September. The May show will be a celebration of The Scissor Sisters with special guests Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight, Michael Cavadias, Bridget Barkan, Jamie Wright, Angela DiCarlo, Philip Taratula and Brendan Michael. David Nagler serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

May the Fourth be with you. That's right, it's a special day in the Star Wars fandom. Below, we celebrate May 4th with a Broadway-style flashback to Bea Arthur's big number in the 1978 Star Wars Christmas special. Check it out below! (more...)

Original STAR TREK & Theater Star Grace Lee Whitney Dies at 85Original STAR TREK & Theater Star Grace Lee Whitney Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

The New York Post reports that Grace Lee Whitney, best known for her role as Captain Kirk's assistant, Janice Rand, on the original STAR TREK series, has passed away at the age of 85. (more...)

Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. Special musical guests for the Oasis performance will include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, and D'Arcy Drollinger. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, CONSTELLATIONS, 'AMERICAN PROBLEM' & More Set for Seattle Rep's 2015-16 SeasonCOME FROM AWAY, CONSTELLATIONS, 'AMERICAN PROBLEM' & More Set for Seattle Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2015-2016 season was announced today by Acting Artistic Director Braden Abraham. The season is headlined by the new musical Come from Away, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced and the world premiere of R. Hamilton Wright's Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem. (more...)

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